VIVEbiotech receives the EmakumeEkinn award for promoting innovation and female talent

Gipuzkoa, News

On the occasion of the celebration of lnternational Women’s Doy, the Sociedad Fomento  San Sebastián has made a recognition to women who contribute to the development of entrepreneurship and the promotion of innovation in the city. Thus, Fomento has awarded prizes in three categories: women entrepreneurs, companies that are committed to innovation and female talent, and women researchers  who promote STEAM vocations. The winners of the EmakumeEkinn award, in the three aforementioned categories, were:GOXONELA Marianela Guarda (entrepreneur), VIVEbiotech (company) and María Muñoz Cafarell (researcher).

The awards were presented by the Mayor, Eneko Goia, the Councilor  for Local Economy and Employment, Marisol Garmendia, and the Managing Director  of Fomento  San Sebastian, lñigo Olaizola.

These awards are part of the commitment of Fomento  San Sebastian to promote equality policies linked to employment and entrepreneurship, to which two million euros are allocated annually and  which has supported the creation in 2023 of more than 400 jobs for women and a hundred business projects.

During the presentation, the Mayor, Eneko Goia, congratulated all the winners and thanked “the hard work you are doing each in your field to demonstrate to future generations that  regardless of sex you can develop a successful career in any field”. Thus, he stressed that “you are an example to follow. A bet of present and future for the city. Your example, undoubtedly, will make many more innovative companies bet on female talent, and many more women bet  on entrepreneurship in our city”.

For her part, the Councilor for Local Economy and Employment, Marisol Garmendia, stressed that San Sebastian needs the talent of women to continue moving  forward: “we represent  half of the citizenship  and intelligent and fair societies welcome and promote female talent, which is 50% of their creative potential, innovation and knowledge and, therefore, of their capacity for development and creation of welfare. That is why it is so important to visualize this reality and create references that stimulate women to grow and develop their professional  projects, to achieve their full realization, overcoming inequality gaps and contributing all their potential to the progress of our city”.


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